Well, I’m off to see the wizard.
On Saturday, the work and the adventure begins with that most unlikely of activities, hurtling through the air in a metal tube filled with strangers. I’ve always loved flying, though, so I will be busy looking out my window, trying to grasp the reality of the beautiful landscapes and seascapes so far below me.
I will also be working on my specific intentions for the ceremonies as the reality of the Work approaches.
My group at SpiritQuest will be relatively small this time. This should provide a wonderful time to get to know everyone and be supportive of each other in the work with Ayahuasca. The gathering is diverse, about nine or ten people including participants from the US, Canada, Australia, and France. Most seem to be coming to work with Ayahuasca for the first time.
For me, even though nothing will replace that first exciting and joyous time I had in the jungle a number of years ago, it will be interesting to see how my perceptions will be different on this second trip. I think I know what to expect, but I will certainly be surprised by new things – at least, I hope so!
I’m glad to have you along as I follow a path with heart.
June 6, 2013 | Categories: Ayahuasca & Entheogens, Shamanism, Animism, Photos and Artwork, Travel, Uncategorized | Tags: amazon, amazon jungle, ayahuasca, ceremonies, ceremony, flying, path with heart, Peru, photo, photograph, rain forest, ritual, shamanic practices, shamanism, South America, travel | 4 Comments
What golden king of ancient time
Would not envy my simple pursuit?
The span I leap in minutes,
His fleet-footed messenger could not match
In months of arduous travel.
My eye gazes down upon a wider land,
From a vantage higher than any mountain.
I eat and drink in ease, and calmly survey sights no
Emperor’s eye of old ever beheld.
The Envy of Birds!
The Power of Air!
I, the every day man, an ambler –
Godlike, stepping on clouds to soar above.
The ancient kings would marvel and
Desire above gold, what now I plainly do.
Air travel has become such a commodity these days that I find myself in some kind of strange minority in that I am still amazed and awestruck at the fact that we can don our metal wings and actually fly. I’ll take a window seat any time I get a chance to go. While everyone else is watching a movie or sleeping, I’m gazing out that window with a bemused grin, following the landmarks and geography below or glorying in fantasy cloudscapes and trying to get my brain to realize and accept just exactly where I am up here in the sky, higher than Earth’s tallest mountain, flashing across entire continents and great oceans in my cushioned sedan chair.
It is truly an experience of power (and wealth!) that no ancient King could have imagined. What is truly Amazing, however, soon becomes mundane once it becomes a commonplace method of travel.
All too soon I must turn away from the mythic views from my plastic window and the magic carpet ride comes to its earthy end.
March 26, 2012 | Categories: Musings: Life, Death, Past, &Future, Photos and Artwork, Poems, Travel, Uncategorized | Tags: air travel, aircraft, airplane, flight, flying, inspiration, magic carpet ride, photo, photograph, poem, thought, transportation, travel, writing | Leave a comment